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  • Published: Oct 29th, 2013
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karolinska institutet: interdisciplinary research education


During this fall Karonlinska Institutet in Stockholm is running a interdiscipinary research course gathering researchers from the fields of artistic, social sciences and medicin to discuss ways in which questions concerning the impact culture and its influence on the brain may have on health, well being and learning. The seminars are open for everyone. The upcoming lectures are:

  • Wednesday  Nov 19th,  15.00, Torkel Klingberg: Culture, working memory and attention in learning
  • There will be a lecture in first half of december. We are discussing with possible lecturers.
  • Thursday Jan 30th, 15.00, Madeleine Hackney: Dance in treatment of Parkinsons disease

When time for further lectures are decided, it will be announced at www.kulturellahjarnan.se

urban heritage seminarseries 2013 heritage as common(s) – common(s) as heritage


Nov 5th Extra Session: 1000 – 1200, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Lilla Hörsalen
Invited: Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts
Discussant: Johan Öberg, Akademin Valand

Nov 7th Extra Session: 1300 – 1600, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Lilla Hörsalen
Invited: Ana Džokic & Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited), Kungliga Konsthögskolan /
Sheffield School of Architecture
Guest: Kim Trogal, Sheffield School of Architecture
Auditor: Dougald Hine

In times of extensive privatization of urban space and of welfare institutions, the theme of the seminar is provocative. It is provocative not only because of the statement being made with this focus, but also because the “commons” here will be put in the perspective of heritage. Cultural heritage, although an infinite and seamless notion in and of itself, has seldom been put in relation to “commons” — the negotiated, competed, challenged and variable social areas of sharing that throughout history have been offering various kinds of alternatives to processes of privatization, segregation, partition and separation. Other way around, cultural heritage as such, is one of few contemporary notions that may provoke and complicate current simplified and homogenized understandings of the past. The subject matter of Heritage as common(s) – Common(s) as heritage is thus to put focus on sharing – as space and place, as social imaginary, as practice – and to explore its imperatives.

To register or to get more info mail: henric.benesch@hdk.gu.se or ingrid.holmberg@conservation.gu.se

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  • Published: Oct 24th, 2013
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network meeting for librarians in borås december 5-6



As part of our initiative to promote the support for artistic research at art education institutions in Sweden we are organizing network meetings for librarians to share information about literature, publications, documentation, and so forth. This year’s meeting will take place at Textilhögskolan in Borås. Contact Emma Kihl or Henrik Frisk for more information.

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  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2013
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kent olofsson: 50%

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When: October 24-25
Where: Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm | SR, studio 2

The first part of the seminar is a performance at SR (Swedish Broadcasting Company), Studio 2, of Arrival Cities: Växjö, a piece featuring actors, vocalensemble, string orchestra, electro acoustic music, light and video. The piece is performed at 19:00 on the 24th as well as the 25th.

The second part of the seminar is the discussion of Kent’s texts on the topic Rethinking Music Drama: Composing Sonic Art Theatre. The seminar will be in the E building of KMH, at E505 at 10:00.

The opponent will be Wilhelm Carlsson from the University College of Opera in Stockholm.

Please contact Kent Olofsson should you want the texts to be discussed in advance.

mending socks in moonlight 25-26 nov 2013 (1hp)

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When: 25-26/11 Equivalent to 1 ECTS-credit/1 högskolepoäng.
Where: Filmform in Stockholm

Course description
The course aims to discuss documentation within experimental film and functions of language. The course will provide a space to experience, understand and talk about this as well as to discuss important lines of thinking and doing in the contemporary moving image practice of visual artists. The course will be taught in English and finishes with an individually written portfolio assignment.

Course content:GunvorNelson
The course consists in a combined event of screening and discussion. The course focuses mainly on the films by Gunvor Nelsons, presenting her key work My Name is Oona, 1969, 10 min, Time Being, 1991, 6 min, Red Shift, 1984, 50 min. But also present the short film Enligt lag, 1957, 20 min by Peter Weiss (from his time in Sweden) and Brev ur tystnaden, 1989, 40 min by Claes Söderquist. The common themes in these films are their relentless belief in the moving image as language.

The course also provides a chance to be introduced to the oldest existing organization in Sweden devoted to the promotion, preservation and distribution of film and video art. The Filmform collection includes titles dating from 1924 until today. The Reference Archive is available for research at Filmform and contains about 4 000 titles. Anna-Karin, filmforms director and producer will be leading the course.

Gunvor Nelson was one of the central figures in the avant-garde film movement that emerged in the Bay Area in the 60s. Nelson illuminates elusive and intimate subjects as childhood, aging, displacement, memory, women’s roles, death, and the symbolic forces of nature and water via exploration of sound and moving image. Her ephemeral, dreamlike images are simultaneously tactile and almost tangible, while her imaginative use of language and traces of music add considerably to the emotional impact of her works. Filmic collage and dynamic editing create tension and contrast. The unique characteristics of Nelson’s works form less a definable style than a sustained aesthetic.

Gunnel Pettersson, a senior lecturer in film at Malmö University College and previously she was deputy head of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm where she also taught for many years.

Please contact Emma Kihl, if you are interested in attending the workshop, the primary target of which are the PhD candidates of the artistic research academy. Others may contact Emma Kihl for more information.

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  • Published: Oct 16th, 2013
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nietzsches joyful wisdom reflections at rezzan has

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A new exhibition in Istanbul with a focus on Artistic research:

“Rezzan Has Museum’s newest exhibition uses artistic research as a means to attain a topical interpretation of Nietzsche’s reflections on Joyful Wisdom (Gaya Scienza).” Read the full article.

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  • Published: Oct 16th, 2013
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anders hultqvist: public defence


Where: Göteborgs Konserthus, Götaplatsen
When: November 8, 15:00

Anders Hultqvist is defending his disertation Composition, The garden – of forking paths – A few tracks towards a compositional practise, in Musicology with creative and artistic orientation.

Opponent will be Prof. Ivar Frounberg, Norges musikhøgskole

royal institute of art: research week 2013


When: October 21-24
Where: Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1, Stockholm

Welcome to the Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2013 – 21-24 October!

The Research Week programme includes presentations by students, teachers and invited guests, who share aspects of artistic research and development projects and related practices. The programme also includes two longer discussion blocks on the themes: What does it mean to publish as an artist? and Artistic processes in the archive.

The presentations are held in Galleri Mejan, Exercisplan 3, Skeppsholmen, Skeppsholmsstudion, Slupskjulsvägen 34, Hus 28 (behind KKH:s main building on Skeppsholmen) and a film screening at the cinema Zita. Alida Ivanov is invited to follow all the presentations during the Research Week. Read her blog: www.mejan-research2013.com

All the presentations are free and open to the public. The physical works are on display until 27 October in Galleri Mejan.

Download the programme and get more information!

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  • Published: Oct 5th, 2013
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go to hell

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gotohell_web_finalWhen: October 7, 8 and 9 at 19:30. October 8 also 12:00
Where: Reaktorhallen, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, KTH, Stockholm

Go To Hell: gesture and sound on the threshold.
Go to Hell is an installation and performance work set on the threshold between gesture and sound and between the worlds of the dead and the living. The three musicians of the Vietnamese/Swedish group The Six Tones move through the subterranean landscape of the dismantled R1 nuclear reactor like mythological after-images. Fragments from the myth of Orpheus are double-exposed with the tale of a beheaded ghost from Vietnamese Tuong theatre. Evoked by the potential danger of the location, the audience is invited to explore an interactive and open form installation that relates to ancient myth and its bearings on experimental art of today. The choreographies and video art all relate to the gestural and conceptual content of Toccata Orpheus, a composition for guitar solo by the German composer Rolf Riehm.

Choreography: Marie Fahlin
Sound and light installation: Gerhard Eckel
Video and sound installation by Anders Elberling och Henrik Frisk
Video by Jörgen Dahlqvist
Music by Rolf Riehm, Henrik Frisk, Richard Karpen and The Six Tones
Lightdesign Sutoda.

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